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Regular use of aspirin may lower risk of advanced prostate cancer

February 15, 2016

Add another disease to the list of ailments that may be thwarted by regular aspirin use—prostate cancer. Researchers reported that men who took at least three aspirin tablets a week reduced their risk of developing or dying from advanced prostate cancer. Read the article.

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Vitamin E Succinate Continues to Show Impressive Anti-Cancer Properties

February 15, 2016

Several recent short-term intervention studies failed to show vitamin E supplementation was protective against the development of various cancers, most notably lung and prostate cancer. In fact, in the SELECT study, individuals taking vitamin E supplements showed a 17 percent higher incidence of prostate cancer. A review of the literature suggests while the recent research […]

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Do men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients?

November 1, 2015

Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will die from their disease, researchers found. “We suspected that these pills were junk. Our study confirmed our suspicion,” said study lead author Dr. […]

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Aspirin And The Biggest Clinical Trial For Cancer In UK

November 1, 2015

Researchers are starting the world’s largest clinical trials to find out if aspirin can help prevent cancer relapse in the U.K. Although its potency is medically debated, if proven effective, this can be an efficient and cheapest anti-cancer drug. Read the article.

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Sylvester Researchers Report Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer with 4-MU Dietary Supplement

July 1, 2015

In a groundbreaking laboratory study, a research team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that a non-toxic oral agent that is also consumed as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in Europe and Asia for improving liver health, is highly effective in both preventing and treating prostate […]

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Vitamin D may keep low-grade prostate cancer from becoming aggressive

July 1, 2015

Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, says Bruce Hollis, Ph.D., who is at the Medical University of South Carolina. Preliminary results from this study indicate that many of the men who received vitamin D showed improvements […]

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Dietary supplements linked to increased cancer risk

July 1, 2015

Consumers are always looking for ways to minimize their cancer risk, which is one reason why many turn to over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements. But new research finds that while companies promote dietary supplements for their cancer-prevention benefit, some may end up doing more harm than good. Dr. Tim Byers, director for cancer prevention and […]

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More Evidence of Harm From Selenium in Prostate Cancer

January 9, 2015

A new analysis has found that men diagnosed with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who consumed more than 140 μg a day of supplemental selenium had over a two-and-a-half–fold excess risk for death from prostate cancer compared with nonsupplement users. On the other hand, there was a modest 12% inverse association between selenium supplementation and the risk […]

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Advances in Prostate Cancer: 2014

December 13, 2014

The year 2014 has again provided important developments in the area of prostate cancer. New data and new treatments span the spectrum of prostate cancer management, from prevention and screening to optimal strategies for localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease. Read the article.  (Free Medscape account required.)

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Managing bone health in patients with prostate cancer

October 29, 2014

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada BARKIN J. How I Do It: Managing bone health in patients with prostate cancer. Can J Urol 2014;21(4): 7399-7403. Urologists have two scenarios where they have to address bone loss or increased risk of fractures in men with prostate cancer. In the first […]

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